UPDATED: Woody's Roundup BBQ Coming to WDW on 4th of July

Updated: Apr 4, 2019

Today, Disney has announced a plethora of exciting summer events. Not only has the popular Disney After Hours event been extended into the summer, there's a new version coming to Magic Kingdom featuring Disney Villains. But if you're looking for some gold 'ol family fun on the 4th of July, look no further. Disney's Contemporary Resort will host Woody's Roundup BBQ July 4th - 6th. The event will feature an all-you-can-enjoy BBQ buffet, character meet and greets, and of course a reserved viewing location for the spectacular Independence Day fireworks spectacular, Disney’s Celebrate America!—A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky.

The evening will begin at the Fantasia Ballroom inside Disney's Contemporary resort. Meaning those infamous Florida thunderstorms that pass through in the summer, won't ruin all the fun. Inside, there will be a larger-than-life recreation playset of Woody’s Roundup—a rustic, wild western town. There will be a trick roping demonstration, camp-style carnival games, a Toy Story craft station and more. Iconic characters from the film will also appear to meet guests and include Woody, Jessie, Bullseye and Buzz Lightyear.

Buffet at Woody's Backyard BBQ for Independence Day

Then comes the food. The BBQ buffet will feature an array of hearty dishes such as grilled boneless chicken breasts and thighs with roasted peach coulis, fire-roasted vegetable cake served with a chipotle succotash, smoked pork ribs, and carved barbecue beef brisket! There will also be a great collection of sides such as cornbread, cole slaw and vegetarian campfire chili. Finally, this is Disney so there will be no shortage of the sweet stuff. Dessert offerings will include salted caramel cookie bars, assorted sliced fresh melon, patriotic push pops and cherry-pie shots. Everyone will also enjoy an endless amount of themed beverages, and some alcoholic options for guests 21 and over.

Desserts for Woody's Backyard BBQ for Independence Day

But the main feature of this event is a private viewing area for fireworks. Disney’s Celebrate America!—A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky is perhaps the best fireworks display of the year in that it is all-encompassing. Fireworks will not only light up the sky above Cinderella Castle, but also surround you all around Seven Seas Lagoon. The reserved viewing area for this event will be outside near the resort's Porte Cochere. Please note, that on July 5th and 6th, Magic Kingdom will perform Happily Ever After.

Disney's Celebrate America! - A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky

Woody’s Roundup will take place July 4th, 5th and 6th and will run from 6:15 PM to 9:15 PM. It will cost $149 for adults and $99 for kids ages 3 to 9. If you're on the Disney Dining Plan, you cannot redeem dining plan entitlements for this event. Advanced reservations are a must, and can be made be clicking here.